How to get people to pay traffic fines

One characteristic which the Emirate of Dubai never seems to lack is creativity. And I think its newest move could be somewhat of a masterstroke. It’s known that people slack when it comes to paying their traffic fines, so how to get them paid?

Offer a discount!

Dubai motorists will get a 30% discount on all traffic fines related to violations committed on or before September 10th, assuming they pay off their fines in full. Dubai Police have allocated a three-month window starting September 11th whereby the discount is valid.

Do you think it will work?

[Source: Gulf News via Zawya]

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7 Comments on “How to get people to pay traffic fines”

  1. Mark Says:

    Except in Kuwait people don’t pay their fines hence why a discount isn’t important.

  2. Miss Good Egg Says:

    Not really although 30% isn’t so bad!

  3. Mathai Says:

    Why get a discount when you can get a 100% write off?
    Wish I had some vitamin ‘W’ 😛

  4. I like getting a good deal anywhere!
    30% sounds like a good deal!


  5. el wehbi Says:

    @Mark: Seems like it, right?

    @Mathai: Unfortunately, “vitamin W” is what’s ruining everything lol

    @3sistersinkuwait: I think 30% is pretty good as well!

  6. SpdLmtNA Says:

    Ahaha, I agree with @Mathai, why would I pay the discounted fine if I know I can get away with not paying it at all..? The reality is they need to implement a license revoking punishment and just threaten people with some sort of demerit system.

    • el wehbi Says:

      Implementing a system is one thing, yet ensuring that people abide by it is another. We definitely need them to be more stringent out here.

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